Trouble is brewing in Westeros. For the inhabitants of this world, control of the Iron Throne holds the lure of great power...and far-reaching consequences. Welcome to this epic HBO series based on the book series by George R.R. Martin.
"Two and a Half Men" co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre and "Gilmore Girls" co-executive producer Bill Prady team up to create "The Big Bang Theory," a new comedy about a pair of brilliant physicists who understand how the universe works but have no clue about how to interact with people ... especially women ... and specifically the free-spirited beauty who moves in next door.
Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records.
Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, which is characterized by train-sound guitar rhythms; a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black." He traditionally began his concerts by simply introducing himself, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," followed by his signature "Folsom Prison Blues".
Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the latter stages of his career.
"We probably have wondered in our many lonesome moments if there is one corner in this competitive, demanding world where it is safe to be relaxed, to expose ourselves to someone else, and to give unconditionally. It might be very small and hidden. But if this corner exists, it calls for a search through the complexities of our human relationships in order to find it."
-- from Intimacy
Writing from his vast experience as a pastoral counselor, Henri Nouwen addresses the basic question, "How can I find a creative and fulfilling intimacy in my relationship with God an my fellow human beings?" He conducts a rich and insightful exploration into the balance between intimacy and distance, the problems in trying to develop lasting and productive relationships on all levels, and the connections between intimacy and sexuality, pray, faith, and the mental well-being of the minister. Intimacy is an essential resource for anyone struggling to grasp the profound implications of this most basic human needs.
I wrote this book because of all the myths propagated about Muslims in the right-wing media, particularly Fox News, as well as by the Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election. This Islamophobia is misguided, intended to rile up viewers and voters. That said, I’m well aware of the horrors Islamic extremism is causing throughout the Middle East and Europe as well as the dangers it poses to the United States.
Based on my heritage, my service in five Middle Eastern countries (from Iraq to Saudi Arabia), and my research as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, I am able to explain the dozens of causes of Islamic extremism and offer many solutions. The purpose of my book is to properly inform readers and policymakers about this vitally important issue and help them make the right decisions. I hope you will find this book valuable and worthy of your time.
In this rich and deceptively simple book, beloved writer Henri Nouwen speaks--from the heart and from his own experience--of the joys and challenges of religious service. He shows how ministry cannot be separated from spirituality and reveals how anyone involved in religiously motivated service can act as a healing, sustaining, and guiding reminder of Jesus.